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    Steel targets? So many to choose from.

    I'm looking for a couple maybe 2, steel targets. It seems that there are websites everywhere selling them. I need a couple of good ones that won't break momma's piggy bank. Any suggestions?

    I shoot both pistols and may take a magnum rifle shot or two...like a 300 win mag. If that blows the bank I'll let that go.
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    A plug for a local (to me) company with really great pricing.

    https://sitargets.com

    They have a massive plasma flame cutter system, and can produce custom shapes easily. Have been to their facility, and see that they are great to deal with. I was able to save on the shipping, and got a cash discount. Quality is outstanding. Shot hundreds of high power rifle rounds at 100, 200, and 300 yards at these targets and not even a dimple.

    BTW, the videos of the products were shot at the gun club where I am a member, the Volusia County Gun and Hunt Club of NSB.
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    I am a big fan of JC Steel targets. He has a large selection of reasonably priced "hangers" and mounts that use simple t posts to set up. Very reasonably priced and the proceeds benefit a children's camp.

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ID:	218805I make my own at work from AR500 steel.
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    Another vote for shootsteel.com. prices decent and always fast shipping. always get a lot of sales emails too from them.

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    I just make my own.
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    I had a guy in Texas I was using years ago. Now I forgot how to get a hold of him. His family owned a steel plant or factory. They all shoot. I have been looking in my paperwork for his info. If I find it I will post it up. His prices are half of everyone else.
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    we use the neighbor's chevy's doors for our targets. No worries about bounce-back either
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    My steel targets from MGM are top notch. I have 4 of the Auto-Poppers.

    https://mgmtargets.com

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    One guy on ebay is selling fake AR500 steel. Careful. He will not answer phone calls or emails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Rondacker View Post
    One guy on ebay is selling fake AR500 steel. Careful. He will not answer phone calls or emails.
    thanks for warning
    any way to spot him (can PM if needed)
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    I really like the one that big dong made me he was at a Local gun ShowClick image for larger version. 

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    [QUOTE=Kenstone;4353488]Ebay has a lot of steel targets, I've bought/built dueling trees from kits I bought there:




    Our favorite pistol and carbine target is the dueling tree.
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    For those that make their own, how much does a 3/8 4x8 sheet of AR500 go for?

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    When I tried to buy a sheet my local steel fab shop said it was against the law to own more then so many pounds and that would put me over. He then said half a sheet would put me over. I said good day and found a guy from Texas that goes buy 418plates. He was pennies on the dollar. I think the steel shop I was at just could not get any.
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    bullseyemetals.com has some good prices on steel targets . I bought there dueling tree kit and vary satisfied with it.

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    I’ve used Arntzen targets for several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabMan View Post
    For those that make their own, how much does a 3/8 4x8 sheet of AR500 go for?
    I buy precut shapes rather than sheet steel, it's cut with either a water-jet or plasma cutter that doesn't anneal the edges.
    Unless you have a way to cut it, I can't think of a reason to buy hard sheet steel.
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    Well Titan steel targets screwed me I think. I bought the dueling tree plates. 6" ar500 3/8ths and made two trees. On for the club one for me. I shot the one for me at 50 yrds today with my 9mm. It was fine. Then the 45acp fine. Then the 40sw and it dented. Bad. So I think they sold me some none 500 plate. Buyer beware.
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